Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The New York Knicks head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 7.5 point favorites.
The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 23-33. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.0 as they are averaging 106.1 points per game while giving up 109.1 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 31-25. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 105.8 points per game and surrendering 106.1, good for a point differential of -0.3.
Kristaps Porzingis comes into this game averaging 18.5 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this year for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per contest and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Carmelo Anthony averages 23.2 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
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Victor Oladipo averages 16 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Russell Westbrook averages 30.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.4 rebounds per contest and 10.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
New York averages 106.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.98 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 46.1 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.2 per game. The Knicks allow 109.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 105.8 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 8th with 15.2 per game. The Thunder allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 41.4 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Thunder force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Knicks have an offensive rating of 108.4 and a defensive rating of 111.4. In terms of pace they average 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Thunder rating on offense is 107.2 and they have a defensive rating of 107.5. They get 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 30-26-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 30-26-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 30-25-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 22-30-4 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
02/14/17 C Joakim Noah Hamstring "?" Wednesday vs. Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/26/17 C Enes Kanter Forearm out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take New York +7.5
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